Winter Storm 2021 Response
As we continue to manage the health, safety, economic, and emotional toll of the pandemic, our community now faces the compounded effects of the recent winter storms resulting in issues with our power and water supplies. Many are facing financial insecurity, damage to their homes, and are emotionally and spiritually drained. Grace Avenue will continue to offer opportunities to support and our community as they become evident.
Food Donations for Denton & Frisco
Donations will support local food banks and Frisco Fastpacs.
Drop donations at the Grace on the Go trailer
9am-3pm daily (open until 8pm on Thursdays)
Current Pantry Needs: Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Meat, 5lb. Sugar, Boxed Snacks, 64oz.plastic Juices, Mayo, Salad Dressing, full case Bottled Water, Spray Multi-purpose Cleaners, Laundry Soap
Frisco Fastpac Needs: 15oz cans of Ravioli/Spaghettio’s, 15oz cans of Soup/Chili/Beans, Canned Tuna/Chicken/Sausages
walmart & Target Gift Cards
There was a fire in an apartment complex in Friso on February 18, 2021. 62 Families have been displaced and lost everything.
Bring Walmart and Target gift cards to help support these families to the church. You can drop them Donations Box in the front entry of the building.
Grace Avenue Community Garden
Workday: February 27th at 9:00am
The Grace Avenue Community Garden supports our local food banks by providing fresh fruits and vegetables as long as the growing season lasts. We need help all year to maintain the beds and are always looking for new help.
Join us for the workday on February 27th or contact Mary Martin at [email protected] to find out how to get involved.
Blessing Bags for Homeless
As temperatures are no longer below freezing the homeless individuals in our area no longer have access to Warming Stations for shelter and meals. We can respond by offering "Blessing Bags" that supply some basic needs.
Drop bags off in the entry lobby of the church.
Use a gallon zip-lock bag. Here is an example of what can fill your bags: 2 pairs of men’s crew socks, 1- bottled water, 1 package of wet wipes, Band-Aids, soft granola bars. All food must be individually wrapped and non-perishable Healthy choices.
Donate Bedding and Volunteer with BedStart
Bed Start is a non-profit partnership with Grace Avenue that helps households in poverty, crisis and/or deed by providing household furnishing at no cost. Volunteers are needed at 8:00am every Saturday to help transport and load/unload furniture. Contact Mary Martin at [email protected] to get involved!
We also need donations of NEW twin, full, and queen sheets. Drop donations off in the entry lobby of the church.
Other Opportunities to Support our Community
Give the Gift of Life with Carter BloodCare
North Texas blood banks are in need. Donate at Carter BloodCare on Main Street in Frisco. Visit www.carterbloodcare.org/frisco/ for details on how to donate.